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Author Archive: Betty Parquette

Betty Parquette is a convert to the Catholic Church from the Baptist tradition. She is a deacon's wife, enjoys serving as a cantor, and is a home schooling mom. Favorite Catholic authors include Caryll Houselander and Lucile Hasley. Drinking good coffee from vintage percolators and going on trail rides with her horse and dog are at the top of her favorites list. She often thinks of herself as a reluctant hobbit being drawn into some unknown adventure. Betty can also be found at her blog: bettyspercatory.blogspot.com

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Living with The Blessings of OCD

July 12, AD2018 0 Comments
Living with The Blessings of OCD

If I must boast , I will boast in the things that show my weakness (2 Corinthians 11: 30) I like to look for the gift attached to every disability and limitation, believing it will be a path to holiness. I’ve never liked professional labels because the reaction is often, “Oh, that explains everything”.  Finding […]

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

June 16, AD2018 0 Comments
How Does Your Garden Grow?

When my boys were young, I attempted a backyard garden. Not a large garden full of a variety of culinary delights, but a small pumpkin patch. I’ve never been a very good gardener but I thought this was doable. When I was about 9 years old, my dad was tilling his garden when I cried […]

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A Dog Without a Leash

May 28, AD2018 0 Comments
A Dog Without a Leash

Some time ago I viewed a video of a man who took his dog with him to talk to teens. The dog was off of the leash the entire time and was indeed a very well trained dog. His purpose was to get the kids to consider that the dog was granted this freedom because […]

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Sing a New Song to the Lord

May 13, AD2018 0 Comments
Sing a New Song to the Lord

When I was 13, I joined the Jr. High Chorus at my local public school. It was the mid-‘70’s and songs about teaching the world to sing in perfect harmony flourished. The odd thing is, though our choir sang songs about harmony,  there was no harmony in our relationships in that music classroom.  Sadly, being […]

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Discovering Mercy

April 26, AD2018 2 Comments
Discovering Mercy

” Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. ” Matt. 5:7 Over the years I have experienced God’s Divine Mercy and protection in my life and in the lives of my loved ones. Having grown up Baptist, I knew we served a merciful God, but I never realized the depths of His […]

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Confessions From the Adoration Chapel

April 5, AD2018 4 Comments
Confessions From the Adoration Chapel

Our family has had an Adoration hour at seven pm on Saturday nights for the past twelve years. We picked this time because it’s on a weekend which is hard to fill. Since we are home-bodies and don’t go out often on the weekend. it is a good time for us. It has been a […]

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Making Connections: A Stray Dog and The Good Shepherd

March 16, AD2018 0 Comments
Making Connections: A Stray Dog and The Good Shepherd

The Parable of the Lost Sheep What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy6and, upon his arrival home, he […]

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